Penobscot Language Signs Installed on Campus

New signs with place names in Penobscot language were recently installed on campus as part of a collaboration between the university and the Penobscot Nation. This collaboration follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding which focuses on creating positive, mutually beneficial relationships between the campus community and Native community members.

“At its core [the memorandum] is a reflection of the Penobscot Nation acting as a sovereign entity, as a community, as a Nation, to really be the center for our own cultural heritage,” said Darren Ranco, the chair of Native American Programs and coordinator of Native American Research at UMaine, in an interview with Maine Public Radio.

To read more about the memorandum click here.